Erris Resources records positive drilling results at Irish metal mine

Erris Resources said it had achieved positive drilling results at its Abbeytown zinc-lead-silver-copper project in County Sligo, Northwest Ireland.

Highlights from 11 drill holes included encountering 14.37% zinc plus lead combined, and 67.25 grams per tone of sliver over 2.0m, among other discoveries.

Continuity of mineralisation had been confirmed between a historic underground mine and mineralisation intersected in recent surface drilling 300m south of the mine completed in late 2018.

'We are delighted with the results of the underground work programme at Abbeytown, which has extended the mineralistion south to join with the surface drilling we completed last year, expanding the overall size and potential of the mineralised system,' chief executive Anton du Plessis said.

'The combination of underground mapping and drilling has allowed us to advance the project more efficiently and develop new targets in the extended area south of the mine.'

'The ground conditions at Abbeytown appear to be very good and the team has gained valuable experience in underground operations which will aid future work.'

'We look forward to updating the market in the upcoming months with the results of the preliminary metallurgical study and new soil surveys.'

At 2:52pm: (LON:ERIS) Erris Resources Plc share price was 0p at 7p